Presentations

INVITED TALKS:

  • Seminar speaker on “Diasporization of Development: Armenian Diaspora Survey and Engagement Infrastructure,” Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, Nov 12, 2019.
  • Guest talk on “A story about Armenian Economy,” Hovnanian School, New Milford, NJ, Nov 5, 2019.
  • Seminar speaker on “Inequalities of agricultural credit in small transition economies,” UNDP Human Development Report Office, New York, NY, October 16, 2019.
  • Invited talk “Humanizing Capitalism” July 23, 2019, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
  • Summer School: Armenia in the context of perspectives of developing relations between EU and EEU Transition Economies – Transformation, Development & Society in Eastern Europe & Former Soviet Union July 18, 2019; Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan, Armenia [PR in Russian, here]
  • AUA Research Seminar: “Economics of Artificial Intelligence and Integral Human Development” July 17, 2019, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Guest talk at the Central Bank of Armenia on “How history matters in the post socialist transformation,” July 15, 2019 video transcript.
  • Keynote speaker “Economic history and modern agricultural credit” IAMO Forum 2019, Halle (Saale), Germany, June 26-28, 2019 https://forum2019.iamo.de/selected-speakers/
  • Guest talk “Fintech in CEE and FSU: a new transformation?” The Faculty of Finance and Law of Cracow University of Economics; Committee on Financial Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences; and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets; May 27, 2019 https://ee.uek.krakow.pl/Program_EET_v2.pdf
  • Moderator/Panelist for Steven Pressman’s “A Wealth Tax To Reduce Inequality?” Henry George Speaker Series, St. John’s U, April 29, 2019 https://twitter.com/avgevorkyan/status/1122923725135986688
  • “Banking systems, fintech, and development in the post-socialist transition economies” NSSR Economics Department’s Macro Lunch Seminar Series, April 18, 2019 https://twitter.com/NewSchoolAlumni/status/1118933524155969536
  • Book talk at the Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies at University College of London, April 3, 2019 https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/events/2019/apr/transition-economies-transformation-development-society-eastern-europe-former-soviet
  • “Transition economics and fintech developments in former soviet economies,” Oxford Brookes Business School Seminar, April 3, 2019.
  • Guest talk “Local currency bonds, banking systems, fintech, and credit growth in post-socialist economies,” Facultad de Estudios Estadisticos, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain Mar 7, 2019.
  • “Fintech in the post-socialist transition economies,” FORINVEST, Valencia, Spain, Mar 5, 2019
  • Guest talk “Local currency debt and domestic credit in post-socialist European and former Soviet economies,” UNDESA Development Policy Seminar, New York, NY, Feb 1, 2019
  • Guest talk. “How history matters in the post-socialist transformation”,  Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA. November 16, 2018. https://video.muhlenberg.edu/media/Transition+Economies/1_h7x5er7z
  • Panelist. The Fintech Conference – New York Fintech in post-socialist transition economies November 1, 2018 https://www.thefintechconference.com/newyork/schedule-2/
  • AESA Speaker Series Discussion on the Economic Development in the Post-Socialist Europe and Former Soviet Union; Fordham University, New York, NY Oct. 16, 2018
  • ECA Chief Economist Seminar Series “Transition Economies: Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union”, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., Oct 3, 2018 [video]
  • “The Mystery of Survival: presentation of A.M. Minasyan’s memoir,” St. Illuminator’s Armenian Apostolic Cathedral‎, New York, NY Sept 23, 2018.
  • “Post-socialist economy in relative perspective: Armenia Sept 2018” Annual Armenian Independence Day Lecture at the Armenian Research Center University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, Sept 22, 2018.
  • Caucasus Institute. “Post-Socialist Economic and Social Transition” Yerevan, Armenia, June 21, 2018.
  • CRRC & ARISC invited presentation “Home country engagement: some early results from the Armenian Diaspora Survey”  Yerevan, Armenia, June 19, 2018.
  • Keynote speaker at the Omicron Delta Epsilon induction ceremony at St. John’s University, April 19, 2018
  • Center for Teaching and Learning at St. John’s University, invited panelist: “Editing Collections and Special Issues of Journals,” John’s University, Queens, NY. http://stjohns.libcal.com/event/3065609?f=h Nov 13, 2017
  • Economics Majors Social, St. John’s University, February 12, 2018
  • VCCS Faculty Conversations on Catholic Social Thought and Higher Education, Vincentian Center for Church and Society, Jan 24, 2018.
  • Central Bank of Armenia invited guest talk, “International reserves composition: central banks, exchange rate targets and gold.,” Armenian Economic Association and Central Bank of Armenia, Dilijan, Armenia. (August 2, 2017). http://www.aea.am/Workshops.html
  • Caucasus Institute invited Guest Talk, “Emerging markets and post-socialist economic transformation. Armenia in broader context.,” Caucasus Institute, Yerevan, Armenia. (July 31, 2017). Press release: http://c-i.am/?page_id=5831
  • Development Policy Seminar of Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD) of UN/DESA. New York, NY. June 15, 2017.
  • The Zohrab Information Center Invited Lecture, “How Did I Survive?,” at The Zohrab Information Center, New York, NY, USA. https://goo.gl/LTMoiz October 20, 2016.
  • Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC)-Armenia, invited guest lecture: “Hegel and the welfare state: the income inequality problem of modern macroeconomics”, Yerevan, Armenia, 06/24/2015
  • Central Bank of Armenia, invited guest lecture: “Problems of emerging financial markets: redefined fundamental uncertainty or risk-return recalibration?” 07/31/2014
  • Columbia University, guest lecture: “Economics for Planners”. New York, NY. 11/27/2013
  • Columbia University, AESA invited guest lecture, Economies of the FSU: why fiscal policy matters & impressions from Armenia, New York, NY. 11/2013
  • The New School Econ Dept. Seminar Series, keynote speaker, New York, NY. 10/2013
  • St. John’s University Seminar on Municipal Finance, invited seminar speaker, Queens, NY. 09/2013
  • Columbia University, Five years since the crisis: Towards a New Economic Imagination.   Transdisciplinary Research for A Common Truth, on spot panelist, New York, NY. 09/2013
  • Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, panel organizer/invited seminar speaker, How to Better Engage with Students in the Classroom, New York, NY. 05/2013
  • Columbia University Panel on Emerging Markets w/Vladimir Popov, invited seminar speaker, New York, NY. 11/2012
  • The 7th Hagan (Iona) & CIBER (UConn) Symposium, keynote speaker, New Rochelle, NY. 06/2012
  • Hagan Business School, Iona College, invited seminar speaker, New Rochelle, NY. 11/2011
  • SCPS New York University, invited seminar speaker/book launch event, New York, NY. 10/2011
  • Montclair State University, Economics Dept., invited seminar speaker, Montclair, NJ. 11/2010
  • Rutgers University Seminar, invited guest speaker, New Brunswick, NJ. 10/2010
  • New York University seminar, invited guest speaker, by NYU/ASA, New York, NY. 03/2006

Speaking at the NYU SCPS event, November 16 2011

PROFESSIONAL AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

  • 2019 Armenian Economic Association “Local currency bonds and recent credit growth in some post-socialist economies?” Yerevan, Armenia. June 29, 2019 http://aea.am/conferences.html
  • 2019 Eastern Economic Association (organizer / presenter, 3 sessions on open economy), New York, NY
  • 2019 AEA / ASSA Annual Meeting “Sovereign Debt in Emerging Markets: A Sign of Growth or a Crisis?” Atlanta, GA. 01/04/2019 (Twitter thread)
  • 25th Anniversary International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference // Humanizing Capitalism October 27, 2018
  • Semmler Seminars: Macroeconomics in Uncertain Times—Financial Crashes, Climate Disasters, and More Exchange rate targeting and gold demand by central banks: modeling international reserves composition; The New School, New York, NY. Oct. 20, 2018
  • Armenia 2018: Realities & Perspectives conference, “Connecting with home-country: old vs. new dispersion, migration, and Armenian Diaspora Survey,” Yerevan, Armenia. 06/2018.
  • Armenian Economic Association, “What good is the diaspora? Summary of the Armenian Diaspora Survey,” Yerevan, Armenia. 06/2018.
  • Global Business Research Symposium, “Exchange Rate Targeting and Gold Demand by Central Banks,” Rome, Italy. 06/2018.
  • 23rdAnnual Association for the Studies of Nationalities Convention. New York, NY. 05/2018
  • The 44thAnnual Eastern Economic Association Conference, chair/panel organizer, Boston, MA. 02/2018 (session organizer, chair, presenter, discussant, student-session organizer).
  • 2018 American Economic Association Annual Meeting “The Varying Dimensions of Domestic Credit Expansion and Capital Flows in Post-socialist Transition: Challenges to Macro Policy,” Philadelphia, PA
  • 2017 Global Business Research Symposium, Panel on “Teaching Economics: present challenge and improving assessment,” with M. Tasto and G. Randolph, Cork, Ireland. 07/2017.
  • 2017 Global Business Research Symposium, “On the Determinants of Domestic Credit Expansion and Capital Flows in Post-Socialist Transition,” Cork, Ireland. 07/2017.
  • The 12th Hagan (Iona) & CIBER (UConn) Symposium, New Rochelle, NY. 07/2017
  • 2017 FMA Applied Finance Conference. [Discussant] Comments on “Economic and Political Effects on Currency Clustering Dynamics” New York, NY. 05/2017.
  • St. John’s University Faculty Poster Presentation, Queens, NY. 04/2017
  • The 43nd Annual Eastern Economic Association Conference, chair/panel organizer, Washington, D.C. 02/2017.
  • American Economic Association ASSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 01/2017
  • Southern Economic Association, Washington, D.C. 11/2016
  • 23rd Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Niagara U., Buffalo, NY10/2016
  • The 11th Hagan (Iona) & CIBER (UConn) Symposium, New Rochelle, NY. 07/2016
  • Global Business Research Symposium, Rome, Italy. 06/2016.
  • John’s University Faculty Poster Presentation, Queens, NY. 04/2016
  • Long Island Philosophical Society Conference, Queens, NY. 04/2016
  • The 42nd Annual Eastern Economic Association Conference, chair/panel organizer, Washington, D.C. 02/2016.
  • Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA. 11/2015
  • Academy of International Business South East, Savannah, GA 11/2015
  • 22nd Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, UN PRIME Secretariat and St. John’s University, New York, NY10/2015
  • Armenian Economic Association, Annual Meetings. Yerevan, Armenia. 06/2015
  • Long Island Philosophical Society Conference, Queens, NY. 04/2015
  • St. John’s University Faculty Poster Presentation, Queens, NY. 04/2015
  • The 41st Annual Conference Eastern Economics Association Conference, New York, NY. 02/2015.
  • 9th International Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education, Manila, Philippines. 02/2015.
  • 84th Annual Meetings—Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, GA. 11/2014Global Consumer Behavior Conference, St. John’s University, Queens, NY. 10/2014
  • The 9th Hagan (Iona) & CIBER (UConn) Symposium, New Rochelle, NY. 06/2014
  • Young Scholar Initiative Workshop on banking, Institute for New Economic Thinking, New York, NY 03/2014
  • The 40th Annual Eastern Economic Association Conference, chair/panel, Boston, MA. 03/2014.
  • Armenian Economic Association, Annual Meetings. Yerevan, Armenia. 10/2013 [AEA]
  • The 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Greece. 08/2013 [WCP2013]
  • The 39th Annual Eastern Economic Association Conference, New York, NY. 05/2013 [EEA2013]
  • The 12th International Business and Economy Conference, Caen, France. 01/2013
  • Academy of International Business–SE Annual Conference, chair/panel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 10/2012
  • The 38th Annual Eastern Economic Association Conference, Boston, MA. 03/2012
  • Academy of International Business – South East Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. 10/2011
  • The 72nd International Atlantic Economic Conference, Washington, D.C. 10/2011
  • The 18th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Rome, Italy. 06/2011
  • The 37th Annual Eastern Economics Association Conference, New York, NY. 02/2011
  • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY. 10/2010
  • Northeast Business and Economics Association 2010 Conference, Morristown, NJ. 10/2010
  • The 36th Annual Eastern Economics Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 02/2010
  • The 9th International Business and Economy Conference, Prague, Czech Republic. 01/2010
  • International Conference on Diaspora for Development, World Bank, Washington, D.C. 06/2009
  • VI International Conference on Developments in Economic Theory & Policy, Bilbao, Spain. 06/2009
  • Hagan (Iona) and CIBER (UConn) Summer Symposium – IBE3, New Rochelle, NY. 2009 and 2010
  • The 22nd World Philosophy Congress, Seoul, South Korea. 07/2008
  • The 7th International Business and Economy Conference, San Francisco, CA. 01/2008
  • UC Atlas Global Inequality Conference, Santa Cruz, CA. 12/2007
  • World Bank conference, organized by AIPRG, Washington, DC. 01/2006
  • World Bank conference, organized by AIPRG, Washington, DC. 01/2003
  • The 20th World Philosophy Congress, Boston, MA. 08/1998